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Can We Extract Production Cross-Sections from Thick Target Yield Measurements? A Case Study Using Scandium Radioisotopes

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Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw, 02-093 Warszawa, Poland
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Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, 02-093 Warszawa, Poland
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Groupement d’Intérêt Public ARRONAX, 44817 Saint-Herblain Cedex, France
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Institute of Physics, Department of Nuclear Physics and Its Applications, University of Silesia, 41-500 Chorzów, Poland
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Instruments 2019, 3(2), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments3020029
Received: 27 March 2019 / Revised: 10 May 2019 / Accepted: 11 May 2019 / Published: 14 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments and Methods for Cyclotron Produced Radioisotopes)
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Abstract

In this work, we present an attempt to estimate the reaction excitation function based on the measurements of thick target yield. We fit a function to experimental data points and then use three fitting parameters to calculate the cross-section. We applied our approach to 43Ca(p,n)43Sc, 44Ca(p,n)44gSc, 44Ca(p,n)44mSc, 48Ca(p,2n)47Sc and 48Ca(p,n)48Sc reactions. A general agreement was observed between the reconstructions and the available cross-section data. The algorithm described here can be used to roughly estimate cross-section values, but it requires improvements. View Full-Text
Keywords: medical Sc radioisotopes; radioisotope production; thick target yield measurements; cross-section reconstruction; numerical analysis medical Sc radioisotopes; radioisotope production; thick target yield measurements; cross-section reconstruction; numerical analysis
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Sitarz, M.; Jastrzębski, J.; Haddad, F.; Matulewicz, T.; Szkliniarz, K.; Zipper, W. Can We Extract Production Cross-Sections from Thick Target Yield Measurements? A Case Study Using Scandium Radioisotopes. Instruments 2019, 3, 29.

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